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Overview of Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village is a small community with a rural background and relaxing atmosphere. Embracing nature, the area is known for its pristine parks and massive open spaces. The city of Greenwood Village is a suburb of Denver located within Arapahoe County. Spanning 8.3 square miles, the community blends urban development with residential areas.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population is just more than 14,200, although there is roughly double the population during the daytime hours. Since Greenwood Village has a prosperous business community, many people travel to the city for employment. Greenwood Village apartments for rent are near just about everything. From various dining and shopping options, to the abundance of wildlife, residents live like urbanites without the hustle and bustle.

Living in Greenwood Village, CO

The area now known as Greenwood Village was once rich with farms, gravel roads and dairies just fifty years ago. By the early 1900s, Greenwood Village was thriving with cherry, apple, apricot, plum and pear orchards. Colorado pioneer Rufus Clark bought 160 acres of land by the Platte River, which eventually turned into 20,000 acres, including much of Greenwood Village. Clark raised potatoes and over time acquired Clark Colony, east of Holly Street. At the same time, another immigrant was operating the Greenwood Ranch, which had eight reservoirs and spanned the area between Steele Street and Stanford Avenue.

During the 1930s and ‘40s, the area was home to farmers and was a destination for residents of Denver that would come to the area for the summer. In the 1950s, residents of Greenwood Village began to worry that development of the southern portion of Denver would creep into the laid-back, farming lifestyles of current residents. A group of residents voiced their concerns and proposed a new town called Greenwood Village after the historic ranch. The election was held on September 8, 1950, and the incorporation passed 74-64.

Greenwood Village Work and Study

There are many opportunities for employment in Greenwood Village, and many people travel from other cities to work in the area. Greenwood Village’s top employers include Fascore, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Great West Life and Annuity Insurance, Comcast MO Group and Time Warner Telecom. The insurance and telecom industries are among the top thriving sectors in Denver and the surrounding areas.

Students living in rentals in Greenwood Village often travel to Denver for school. There are many community colleges and universities nearby including, University of Denver, Community College of Denver, Aspen University, Colorado State University or Metropolitan State University.

Rentals in Greenwood Village, CO and Cost of Living

Because of the high quality of life in Greenwood Village, the overall cost of living is fairly expensive. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 71 points higher than the national average and food is 3 points. However, because of the fairly mild climate in the area, utilities are 12 points lower than the national average.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of rentals in Greenwood Village is $1,147. Since the city is so close to downtown Denver, and amenities are seemingly endless, rent is priced accordingly.

Greenwood Village Attractions and Special Events

Many of the best attractions in Greenwood Village are dedicated to the great outdoors. There are several equestrian parks and trails, as well as nature preserves and public parks.

One of the most beloved events here is the Greenwood Village Arts Festival. The event features local vendors, live entertainment and artwork from various Colorado artists. However, since Greenwood Village is so close to Denver, residents often travel downtown for special events. Some of the top events are the Denver International Wine Festival, GenXYZ Awards Event and the Meanest Chili Cook-Off.

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Hearthstone at City Center - Aurora, CO 80017
10

Aurora, CO 80017

$950 - $1635

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aurora, CO (Aurora District, Centre Pointe)


$950 - $1635

360 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Enclave at Belleview Station - Denver, CO 80237
20

Denver, CO 80237

$1303 - $1761

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Southmoor Park)


$1303 - $1761

238 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Downtown Belmar Apartments - Lakewood, CO 80226
42

Lakewood, CO 80226

$1299 - $9399

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lakewood, CO (Lakewood Center, South Alameda)


$1299 - $9399

171 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Marks - Englewood, CO 80113
18
(66)

Englewood, CO 80113

$1185 - $1686

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Englewood, CO

(66)

$1185 - $1686

616 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Talavera Apartments - Denver, CO 80209
16

Denver, CO 80209

$1368 - $2928

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Washington Virginia Vale)


$1368 - $2928

240 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Boulevard - Denver, CO 80204
12

Denver, CO 80204

$1304 - $2949

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Golden Triangle, Southwest)


$1304 - $2949

290 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ballpark Lofts - Denver, CO 80205
14
(33)

Denver, CO 80205

$1411 - $3054

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Curtis Park, Five Points)

(33)

$1411 - $3054

354 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Colorado Pointe - Denver, CO 80206
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(30)

Denver, CO 80206

$1405 - $2088

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Congress Park, Southeast)

(30)

$1405 - $2088

193 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Element 47 Apartments - Denver, CO 80211
44

Denver, CO 80211

$1335 - $2830

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Jefferson Park, Northwest)


$1335 - $2830

265 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Amberley Heights - Englewood, CO 80112
13

Englewood, CO 80112

$1700 - $3025

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Solana Cherry Creek - Glendale, CO 80246
25

Glendale, CO 80246

$1335 - $3045

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glendale, CO (Southeast, Washington Virginia Vale)


$1335 - $3045

341 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elan Union Station - Denver, CO 80202
25

Denver, CO 80202

$1490 - $4305

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Central Platte Valley, Five Points...)


$1490 - $4305

318 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Broadway Station - Denver, CO 80210
12

Denver, CO 80210

$1460 - $2925

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southwest)


$1460 - $2925

419 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwood Plaza - Centennial, CO 80111
25
(30)

Centennial, CO 80111

$1269 - $2218

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Centennial, CO

(30)

$1269 - $2218

266 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

MorningStar at Dayton Place & The Cottages - Denver, CO 80247
17

Denver, CO (Cherry Creek District, Dayton Triangle)


$2115 - $3330

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Creekside at Highlands Ranch - Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
15

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

$1479 - $2151

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highlands Ranch, CO (Westridge)


$1479 - $2151

279 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crestone Apartment Homes - Aurora, CO 80012
25
(12)

Aurora, CO 80012

$1232 - $1938

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aurora, CO (Cherry Creek District, Village East)

(12)

$1232 - $1938

234 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Savoy at Dayton Station - Aurora, CO 80014
22
(15)

Aurora, CO 80014

$1130 - $2365

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aurora, CO (Hampden South)

(15)

$1130 - $2365

612 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rosemont Ridge - Denver, CO 80247
12

Denver, CO 80247

$1170 - $2575

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Denver, CO (Southeast, Windsor)


$1170 - $2575

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Meadow Hills - Aurora, CO 80014
18

Aurora, CO 80014

$1205 - $2415

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Aurora, CO (Cherry Creek District)


$1205 - $2415

342 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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